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I've done it for both of my girls unusual names. I added them as keyboard shortcuts so when I type jai then Jaida automatically pops up and ay brings up Ayanna. I also taught Siri the correct way to pronounce both their names and added the phonetic spelling, which helped with talk to text recognition.


One possible solution, though it may backfire if you ever do want to spell Anne with the e… Go to Settings > General > Keyboards > Shortcuts & add a new shortcut from the + key, top right. Add - Phrase Anne Shortcut Ann I haven't tested it for this particular instance, but it's worth a try.


Siri isn't the brightest bulb in the box and she often misunderstands unusual words and names. Fortunately, you can teach her how to speak properly by adding phonetic pronunciations to your contacts. How do you do this? Watch this video or follow these instructions: Open up your uniquely-named contact and tap the Edit button up top. ...


Get an iPhone case that provides backup power. You can maneuver iPhone completely hands-free by saying "Hey Siri" if you are willing to keep your phone plugged in to a portable USB battery while you walk around. iOS 8 has "Hey Siri" built-in: Settings > General > Siri > "Hey Siri" > Enabled The rub: "Hey Siri" only listens when phone is ...

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